Staying safe at home

The home is the most common place for children to be injured, and with kids currently spending more time at home than usual, many parents may be considering how to make their child’s environment as safe as possible.

The Booster Tag

The RCH has worked with RACV and TAC on a new tag on children’s clothing, helping parents identify when it may be the right time to take their child out of a booster seat.

2020 Good Friday Appeal raises an incredible $18,200,000!

It’s been another record breaking Good Friday Appeal, raising $18,200,000 for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH)! This was the first time in almost nine decades that the hospital was quiet on Good Friday, and it was the right thing to do.

Hailey grins and bears it

Hailey Wright has five different headbands but, if you ask her, she could do with a few more. And maybe a bandana, to match her nurse bear.

Kalani beating rare condition one step at a time

Strapped to a miniature snowboard, seven-month-old Kalani Chandler is all smiles. Kalani was born with amniotic band syndrome, a rare condition that affects the limbs of a baby in utero.

Little Henry all smiles after brain surgery

As 13-month-old Henry Ryswyk snuggles into mum Maren’s arms, it’s hard to miss the scars of what the little boy has been through. The little fighter, from Sale in East Gippsland, has just made it through the biggest battle of his short life — an operation known as a hemispherotomy to “disconnect” half of his brain.

Doctors look inside Sarah’s head to solve seizure mystery

When little Sarah Miguelez Gallardo is up and going, there’s no stopping her. The 22-month-old toddler is inquisitive. She climbs, she runs and she smiles all the way — despite the bandage wrapped around her little head.

Brave little battler on the hop

Mackenzie Butterworth was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia seven months ago, after her parents noticed bruises appearing on her legs.